CardConnect (NASDAQ: CCN) is one of 28 publicly-traded companies in the “Transaction & Payment Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare CardConnect to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CardConnect and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CardConnect 0 2 4 0 2.67
CardConnect Competitors 125 730 1056 15 2.50

CardConnect presently has a consensus target price of $16.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.31%. As a group, “Transaction & Payment Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.73%. Given CardConnect’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CardConnect has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

31.6% of CardConnect shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.6% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 48.3% of CardConnect shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.9% of shares of all “Transaction & Payment Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares CardConnect and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CardConnect -1.00% N/A -3.75%
CardConnect Competitors 9.15% 12.51% 4.02%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CardConnect and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CardConnect N/A N/A -15.05
CardConnect Competitors $2.36 billion $197.44 million 957.49

CardConnect’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than CardConnect. CardConnect is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

CardConnect competitors beat CardConnect on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

CardConnect Company Profile

CardConnect Corp., formerly FinTech Acquisition Corp., is a holding company. The Company holds interests in CardConnect, LLC. The Company is a provider of payment processing solutions to merchants throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include Merchant Acquiring Services and Other. The Company’s platform allows it to provide payment solutions, customer support and tools for its distribution partners and merchants. Its solutions and services enable distribution partners to manage their business and for merchants to securely accept electronic payments. Its Merchant Acquiring services business involves providing end-to-end electronic payment processing services to merchants by facilitating the exchange of information and funds between them and cardholders’ financial institutions. It undertakes or facilitates through third parties, merchant set-up and training, transaction authorization, settlement, merchant funding, merchant assistance and support, and risk management.

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